A dripping or leaking faucet can be a very frustrating and irritating problem. It can also be a sign of much more serious problems with your faucet, pipes, or another part of your plumbing. If your faucet continues to drip or leak from its connection points when it’s turned off, it could be stemming from a number of different problems. Leaking faucets may be the result of corroded pipes, defective gaskets, or mineral deposits, just to name a few.
If you allow this problem to go untreated, it will quickly change from a small problem to an expensive and complicated repair, so taking care of the problem as soon as possible is very important. Fortunately, there are some simple repairs for this problem that may not require professional help as long as you act quickly enough. If you’re unable to solve the problem, the professional Fort Lauderdale plumbers at CEC Plumbing, Inc can take care of the problem quickly and professionally.
How Important Are Faucet Leak Repairs?
The most important reason to have your faucet repaired is that the leak is wasting a tremendous amount of water. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, plumbing leaks can waste up to 10,000 gallons of water per household per year. Along with leaks in toilet flappers and leaking valves, dripping faucets are in the top three most common leaks.
Repairing a leaking faucets in your Fort Lauderdale home can save you up to 10% on your average water bill.
Dripping and leaking faucets can waste a lot of water, so they have a huge impact on the environment. If you don’t take care of a leaking faucet in your home, you’ll be wasting as well as valuable resources.
So Why is Your Faucet Dripping?
Here are a few of the most common causes of faucet leaks:
- Loose Parts
Your faucets are used very frequently, so it’s very common for some of their parts to come loose over time. There are lots of moving parts within your Fort Lauderdale home’s faucets, and when they begin to come loose, it can turn into a leak. You may need to tighten these parts of your faucet, or they may need to be replaced.
- Worn Out Seals
Disc faucets have inlet and outlet seals that are necessary to the way they function, and which can become worn over time with constant use and sediment buildup. This could be causing your faucet to leak. Our plumbing repair specialists recommend you have the water sediments cleaned regularly to make sure your faucet is functioning properly. You also may need to replace your seals to ensure the proper functioning of your faucet.
- Broken Plumbing
Although it’s less common, there is a possibility that broken plumbing is causing your faucet to leak. A cracked pipe could alter the water pressure in your Jacksonville home, and this make your faucet leak. You may need to call one our plumbers to have your plumbing system and its pipes evaluated.